Achy Knees: The Facts About Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis affects more than 240 million people around the world, making it the most common joint disease. Osteoarthritis can affect any joint in the body but more commonly occurs in the knees, hips, hands, lower back and neck. In individuals with knee osteoarthritis, the cartilage wears down and becomes rough, and the protective joint space […]

Spinal Stenosis: The Other Cause of Back Pain

Spinal Stenosis

 Lumbar spinal stenosis is a common condition, affecting more than 200,000 adults in the United States. Lumbar spinal stenosis is the most common reason for spinal surgery in patients over the age of 65; however, surgery has shown no significant benefit over conservative treatment options. If you have recently received a diagnosis of lumbar spinal […]

Sciatica: What is It, and What Makes it Go Away?

Sciatica: What Is It, and What Helps? Lower back pain can have many causes, so identifying sciatica takes some careful thinking. Once you’ve identified that you are suffering from sciatica there are some simple steps you can take to relieve the pain and get back to normal. What Is (and Isn’t) Sciatica? Sciatica is just […]

Finding Treatment for Vertigo

Vertigo

Finding Solutions for Vertigo Vertigo and dizziness are two terms used to describe the sensation of physical motion when the body is still. It may feel like you are spinning or falling, or the world is turning around you. Besides being generally unpleasant, it can greatly disrupt your ability to move through your day normally. […]

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a common bone disease that causes a thinning and weakening of the bones, and potentially increasing the risk fractures. Women tend to be at the greatest risk of developing osteoporosis, though It can affect people of any age and gender. Reduced bone strength is the cause of 1.5 million fractures per year in […]